MONTREAL - Police have now confirmed the death of a 31-year-old man in Verdun on Friday afternoon was a homicide, bringing the total number of killings in the city this year to 33.
Major crimes investigators were called in after the unidentified man's body was found just before 3 p.m. in an apartment on Bannantyne St., very close to the intersection of Hickson St. Neighbours told media the apartment was inhabited by two men who could often be heard fighting.
According to Montreal police Constable Anie Lemieux, police arrested one male suspect in connection with the death shortly after arriving at the residence.
"He called police to confess, according to what we have been told," Lemieux said.
The man appeared in a Montreal courtroom on Saturday afternoon to face a single charge of second-degree murder, police said. He is expected to return to court on Oct. 26.